Friday, June 27, 2014

Strawberry Picking & Pink Porridge (vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min




Preparation time: 5 mins
Main ingredients: oats, strawberries
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, raw food, and delicious "even so"

My dear little brother and me and another friend of ours went strawberry picking last week! Again. Remember last year

Fortunately this time it didn't rain while we were on the field, and my rash wasn't all too bad either (i'm allergic to strawberries - only externally though, luckily!). And this time we were even more reckless and picked a proud (and insane) amount of 8 kgs ( = 17 pounds!) of strawberries!! i ate at least half of this in just the three days, haha! They were super sweet and tasty, some even so ripe they almost tasted a teensy bit fermented...


Ingredients

about 1 cup oats *
about 1 cup ripe, sweet strawberries
about 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
sweetener of choice (optional), i'm not using any because my strawbs were super-duper sweet

* Note: the oats themselves are not raw, however the method is raw since i am not cooking them! Feel free to sub for buckwheat to make this oatmeal recipe fully raw!


Instructions

Maybe saving some slices for garnishing, mash your berries with a fork in a bowl until they're all mushy and resembling a thick sauce. Now stir your oats into the strawberry mash - this is what will dye them pink and all pretty! -, then add a bit of warm water (or warm non-dairy milk) so that the oats will properly soak. 

You could also add some cocoa powder to make it chocolate-y, but this time i want to keep it fruity and most of all pink, so i'm only tossing in a bit of shredded coconut, and that's it.

You can either eat this immediately or let it soak for a while. You could even soak your oatmeal overnight and/or blend everything next morning to make it extra creamy. The most important thing is the pretty pink colour, right? Yeah, i'm such a girlie girl sometimes... 
Enjoy :)
Another pink oatmeal breakfast you might enjoy:

Oats with Strawberry Banana Mylk (vegan)

 

Maisy



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